PGA TOUR | Zurich Classic
Titleist Brand Ambassador Cameron Smith – playing a NEW Pro V1x golf ball, TSi3 driver and bag full of Titleist equipment – teamed up with his Australian countryman to win the Zurich Classic in a playoff.
- The win marked Smith’s third-career PGA Tour victory and his sixth top 10 of the 2020-21 season.
WHAT’S IN CAMERON SMITH’S BAG?
Golf Ball: NEW Pro V1x
Driver: TSi3 10.0° | Project X HZRDUS Smoke Yellow 60 6.5 TX
Fairway Metals: TSi2 15.0° | UST Mamiya Elements Platinum 8F5 X, and TS2 21.0° | UST Mamiya Elements Red 8F5 X
Utility Iron: U500 4-iron | KBS Tour 130 Custom Matte Black X
Irons: T100 Black 5-9 irons | KBS Tour 130 Custom Matte Black X
Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 46-10F | True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Onyx X100, and SM8 52-08F, 56-08M, WedgeWorks 60T | KBS Tour 130 Custom Matte Black X
Putter: Scotty Cameron 009M tour prototype
SMITH ON NEW PRO V1x
“I think the biggest thing for me with the new ball is the cover and the stickiness it gives me around the greens. I feel as though I can hit a lot of different scoring shots into and around the green... For me, when I tested it, it was a bit hotter off the driver, which was great. The windows were great. The spin was still the same. The irons were basically the same which I love. But for me, the biggest thing that stuck out was the control coming out of the rough and around the greens. So like inside 40-50 yards, just the stickiness of it. I feel as though I can control my shots, especially those difficult, soft shots, just so much better with that new cover they got on there.”
SMITH ON TSi3 DRIVER
“I’ve actually always preferred the look of the 3. I didn’t play the 3 in the last one because the performance was so much better for me in the TS2. And then when the planets aligned and we got that new shaft in the TSi3, I was immediately in it. I worked with [Titleist Tour Rep J.J. VanWezenbeeck] and we just felt with this new head and shaft combination, I was able to shape the ball better. It also feels more stable. I mean the new driver obviously matched up perfectly with the new ball as well. I now have the ability to hit a lot of different shots – from the low fade fairway finder or a high draw – with the look and feel I prefer. So, yeah, it’s a good one. I love it and it fit straight in.”
NEWS & NOTES
- Louis Oosthuizen (Pro V1x) finished runner-up, paired with his fellow South African teammate.
- Titleist Brand Ambassadors and Massachusetts natives Richy Werenski and Peter Uihlein closed with an alternate-shot 5-under 67 to finish third after starting the day in 18th.
- Uihlein was a winner last week on the Korn Ferry Tour.
What’s in Richy Werenski’s Titleist Bag?
Pro V1x Left Dash, TSi4 10.0° driver, TSi2 15.0° fairway, 818 H2 17.0° hybrid, T100 3-5 irons, 620 MB 6-9 irons, Vokey Design SM8 46-10F, 54-08M, 60-06K, Scotty Cameron tour prototype.
What’s in Peter Uihlein’s Titleist Bag?
NEW Pro V1x golf ball, TSi2 9.0° driver, TS2 15.0° fairway metal, 718 T-MB 3-iron, 718 MB 4-9 irons, Vokey Design SM8 48-10F, 54-14F, 58-10S, 62-08M wedges, Scotty Cameron Fastback 1.5 putter
CANTLAY PUTS PHANTOM X IN PLAY
Patrick Cantlay put a Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5 tour prototype in play this week at the Zurich Classic.
- He worked with Scotty Cameron Tour Rep Drew Page on building the mid-mallet model, which provided Cantlay added stability through its compact wingback construction.
- Cantlay’s prototype features a double bend shaft and is without any alignment features.
- Said Page: “The Phantom X 5 gives Patrick the stability he was looking for and without any lines he feels freed up to be more athletic with the putting stroke.”
LPGA | HUGEL-AIR PREMIA LA Open
Playing a Pro V1 golf ball, Brooke Henderson got up-and-down for par on the 18th hole at Wilshire Country Club to earn her 10th LPGA Tour title.
- Having started the day three shots back of the leader, Henderson closed with her second consecutive 4-under 67, including a 70-foot hole-out for birdie on the par-4 12th, to complete the victory.
- Henderson hit 15 of her 18 greens in the final round, and 58 of 72 for the week.
NEWS & NOTES:
What’s in Jessica Korda’s Titleist Bag?
Pro V1 golf ball, TSi4 10.0° driver, TSi2 15.0° and 21.0° fairways, U500 4-iron, T100 5-9 irons, Vokey Design SM8 46-10F, 50-12F, 54-14F, 58-08M wedges, and Scotty Cameron Select Squareback 2.
EUROPEAN TOUR | Gran Canaria Lopesan Open
Titleist Brand Ambassador Garrick Higgo – playing a NEW Pro V1x golf ball and TSi3 driver among his Titleist equipment – earned his second European Tour victory in just 24 starts to move to 65 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
WHAT’S IN GARRICK HIGGO’S TITLEIST BAG?
Golf ball: NEW Pro V1x
Driver: TSi3 9.0° | Fujikura Ventus Blue 60g X
Fairway Metal: TS2 15.0° | Fujikura Atmos Black 7 X-Flex
Hybrid: 818 H2 | Fujikura Atmos HB Tour Spec Blue 8 X-Flex
Irons: T100 4-PW | True Temper Project X 6.5
Wedges: Vokey Design SM8 46.10F, 52.12F, 56.10S, 60.10S | True Temper Dynamic Gold S400
Putter: NEW Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5
NEWS & NOTES:
- Titleist golf ball players have won six of the first eight events to start 2021.
- Higgo was the fourth player in the last five European Tour events to win playing a Titleist TSi driver, and fifth overall this season.
KORN FERRY TOUR | Veritex Bank Championship
Titleist Brand Ambassador Tyson Alexander – playing a NEW Pro V1 golf ball and TSi2 9.0° driver among his Titleist equipment – closed in 7-under 64 to rally from five shots back entering the final round and claim his first Korn Ferry Tour victory.
WHAT’S IN TYSON ALEXANDER’S TITLEIST BAG?
NEW Pro V1, TSi2 9.0° driver, TS3 13.5° and TSi3 21.0° fairways, 620 CB 4-6 and 620 MB 7-9 irons, and Vokey Design SM8 46.10F, 50.12F, 54.08M, 60.08M wedges.
SUNSHINE TOUR/CHALLENGE TOUR | Limpopo Championship
Playing a NEW Titleist Pro V1 golf ball, Branden Stone emerged from a four-way playoff with a birdie on the first extra hole to earn his fifth professional victory.
- Titleist Brand Ambassadors Oliver Bekker and Daniel Van Tonder joined Stone in the playoff.
CHINA TOUR | Senya Classic
Playing a NEW Pro V1x golf ball, Wocheng Ye posted a final-round 62 to win the tour’s season-opener by two shots over fellow Pro V1x player Wenyi Huang.
- This marked Ye’s first victory in his professional career since he turned pro in 2020.
- Ye topped a leaderboard that features 12 Titleist golf ball players in the top 14 positions.